Are There Side Effects To CoolSculpting?

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Almost everyone has specific areas on their body they want to change. Do you struggle with unwanted fat on your hips or thighs? Do you want to make a change without resorting to extensive surgery? CoolSculpting® is an innovative fat removal procedure that produces wonderful results. If you have questions about treatment and side effects, talk to the professionals at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao is proud to offer CoolSculpting in Tucson, AZ. This advanced technology helps men and women alike freeze stubborn fat cells without liposuction or other invasive methods. Finally have the body you want by contacting us for a private consultation.

CoolSculpting treatment areas

Some areas simply cannot be improved with a healthy diet or regular exercise. People often get frustrated when they feel their hard work is going to waste. If you have problem spots, you can turn to nonsurgical solutions, such as CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting uses a process called cryolipolysis to freeze fat before the body naturally passes it. Candidates for CoolSculpting are near their ideal body weight and need help targeting the following areas:

  • Thighs

  • Stomach

  • Hips and flanks

  • Knees

  • Back

  • Upper arms

  • Under the chin

How CoolSculpting treatment works

When you arrive for your appointment, Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery will clean and mark the areas for treatment. We then apply the applicator, which creates a gentle suction and cooling sensation on the skin. Most people can tolerate the process and spend their sessions relaxing with their phones. Your appointment takes about an hour, based on the size of the areas being treated. Keep in mind that some patients need more than one session to get optimal CoolSculpting results.

Common CoolSculpting side effects

CoolSculpting is well-known because it is noninvasive in nature. This means fat removal can be performed without sedation or surgery. However, patients should know that any cosmetic procedure does come with side effects, even if they are temporary and minimal. At Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery, Dr. Rao can explain what kind of CoolSculpting side effects to expect following treatment, including slight:

  • Swelling

  • Redness

  • Tingling

  • Itching

  • Bruising

Maintaining your CoolSculpting results

CoolSculpting results can be seen in the weeks following treatments. Patients are excited to gain newer, slimmer contours in just a short amount of time. In the meantime, there are guidelines patients can follow to maximize their outcomes. This includes eating healthy and drinking water to help your body flush out excess waste. Remember to continue your exercise regimen once you have been cleared by Dr. Rao. A second session can be scheduled after the initial treatment if we believe it is necessary for better results.

CoolSculpting in Tucson

Want to achieve a more sculpted appearance? Tired of constant diet and exercise without real results? Address your problem areas with a CoolSculpting session at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery. Learn about CoolSculpting side effects and fat removal by contacting a member of our team for a consultation. Dr. Arun Rao has extensive training performing CoolSculpting in Tucson, AZ. If you have additional questions or concerns, we also have bilingual Spanish speaking staff who can take your call.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.